Taxes Just a CLICK Away

Taxes Just a CLICK Away

It comes around once a year on the same day every year. So why is it that some people put it off until the very last minute? Probably because they’re procrastinators and my guess is that it is not just taxes that they put off.

However, not filling out that tax form can cost you big time, in the form of penalties and late fees. It can also cause a lot of stress for last minute scrambling of getting everything together, not to mention waiting in long lines at the post office.

I admit I’m not a procrastinator. What I found to help with my taxes was the new kid for the Pentel Recycology line– the Twist-Erase CLICK Pencil.

Write and fix with the Pentel Twist-Erase CLICK

It’s easy to advance the lead with the side click button and the twist erase makes corrections easier. I also felt better knowing that I was using a product made from 59% Recycled Plastic.

You know it’s time to get your taxes done so pick up a pencil and get started. In case you forgot, you have until midnight April 15 to file.

This might help a little. Once you finish your taxes, check out what these businesses are doing for Tax Day:

Starbucks. BYOM – mug, that is. Bring a reusable mug into Starbucks today and they’ll fill it with their signature brewed coffee. This isn’t only a tax-time incentive – it’s a sustainability push by the company in celebration of Earth Day. Almost as good as using Pentel Recycology products to do your taxes.

McCormick & Schmick’s. Got $10.40? That’s all it will cost for the dinner and drink specials featured today at the well-known seafood restaurant. And if you’re one of those accountants mentioned above, never fear: the company is holding off on your promotion until tomorrow – unless you’re too tired to be social.

Banana Republic. Just in case the tax man stole, well, the shirt off your back…you can buy a new one for a discount. From today through April 18, save 25% on all purchases at Banana Republic both online and in stores.

Maggie Moo’s. Stop by a participating Maggie Moo’s today for Ice Cream Relief or, in other words, free slices of ice cream pizza. (Sounds weird, looks amazing! Check it out.)

Cinnabon. The company’s“Tax Day Bites” promotion includes bite-sized giveaways of cupcakes ranging from flavors like Chocolate Passion, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Cinnacake Classic. The company is also holding an essay contest on its website – 500 words could win you a $100 gift card. That’s a lot of cupcakes.

Taco Del Mar. Perhaps the most blunt tax day promotion this year: “Taxes Suck. Tacos Don’t.” Send them your email and they’ll send you a coupon for a free taco (and, I imagine, generate millions of new marketing opportunities). Much better than standing in line at the post office.

Boston Market. Too busy filing your taxes to worry about dinner? For the next few days, Boston Market is offering a Last Minute Tax Break: buy one individual meal, and get one free.

Staples. Need to copy your tax return before submitting? For the sixth year, the company will give you a free copy of your tax return, up to 30 pages.

IHOP. As if the child tax credit weren’t enough, kids eat free at IHOP with a paying adult. (Psst: no need to rush there today, though – this deal is good all month!)

P.F. Chang’s. Craving lettuce wraps or honey chicken? How about kung pao shrimp? No matter what you order, P.F. Chang’s will take 15% off your food purchases today – no coupon required. Talk about “relief” – most people have enough forms to deal with already.

Dairy Queen. For those in the nation’s capital, the company’s Birthday Party Tour is hitting the DC area today, doling out their soon-to-be-released Mini Blizzards outside the IRS building just a few blocks from NRF. Not that it’s on my calendar or anything.